Eight top international humanities scholars and social scientists each receive €250,000 to collaborate with researchers in Germany
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has selected eight researchers from abroad – three women and five men – to receive this year’s Anneliese Maier Research Award. Each award is valued at €250,000 and is granted to outstanding humanities scholars and social scientists who are nominated by collaborative partners at German universities and research institutions. The award is designed to finance research collaboration over a period of up to five years with specialist colleagues in Germany. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, it seeks to help promote the internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany.
The eight award winners were selected from a total of 111 nominees from 30 countries. Most of the nominees came from the USA (22), the United Kingdom (14), Denmark (6), Israel (6) and the Netherlands (6).
The new award winners, their research topics and specialist fields, current countries of residence and host institutes in Germany are:
- Douglas Cairns: Tracing the emotions, Classical Philology, United Kongdom, Institute of Classical Philology at TU Dresden
- José Maurício Domingues: Building bridges between continents, Sociological Theory, Brasil, Hamburg Institute for Social Research with the support of the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin
- Pascal Mamassian: Tracking down perception, Psychology of Perception, France, Department of General Psychology at Giessen University
- Alan Mikhail: How nature writes history, Middle Eastern History, USA, Chair of Modern History and Regional History at the University of Bamberg (from October 2019 on: Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, FU Berlin)
- Ingrid Piller: The opportunities inherent in multilingualism, Sociolinguistics, Australia, Department of General, Intercultural and International Comparative Education at the University of Hamburg
- Annelise Riles: Spanning the boundary between law and ethnology, Anthropology/Sociology of Law, USA, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale)
- Sylvia Walby: Social inequality and gender, Sociology, United Kingdom, Institute of Sociology and Essen College of Gender Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen
- Wang Hui: Modern China’s global interlinkages, History/Literature, China, Chinese Studies at the University of Göttingen
Please note: The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on 12 September 2018. A press invitation will follow.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of well over 28,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in more than 140 countries worldwide – including 55 Nobel Laureates.